Dog days, Glen Miller nights

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Black Swan, 2000 - Fiction - 207 pages
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'They like it if you're marvellous for your age. If you can't be that they want you down Plaistow Crematorium, not hanging about here, taking up bus seats.' So says Birdie Gibbs.On the 7th floor of an East End high-rise, Birdie lives on chocolate bars and yearns for action, or at least, for the re-opening of the Imperial Dance Hall. An ex-husband, Jimmy Dwyer, turns up, with a retired greyhound and no fixed abode. Here today, gone tomorrow, Jimmy changes everything. When the Fruit Bowl Estate boils over, in the summer of '95 and police leave is cancelled, Birdie gets all the action she can handle. More even than the night Hitler bombed Beckton gas works.

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User Review  - Dorothy - Goodreads

More of a character study than a novel, because there isn't much plot - but oh my, what a character study. Birdie leaps off the page at you, her voice is so convincing. While her surroundings are depressing, the book has a joy about it. Loved it. Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Gaskell - Goodreads

I have loved reading Laurie Graham for years but didn't think this was one of her best. Read full review


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